“ Brand: Green & Black's / Type: Egg / Food quality: Organic food „
Green and Black's pride themselves on using only organic ingredients and being an ecologically responsible company. This image is interwoven with their emphasis on quality products and ingredients All this rhetoric gave me very high expectations of their products, but do they live up to the hype?
The Green and Black's Maya Gold egg was by far the best Easter egg I received this year. As soon as you open the packet you are greeted by a deep, spicy scent of cocoa, nutmeg and orange. The egg is appreciably thicker than your average Eater egg and took me a while to manage to crack it open. The fact that this egg is made using dark chocolate, with a minimum cocoa content of 55%, means that this has more of a grown-up flavour than other orange flavoured chocolates (which I also love).
The only down side for me was that there are no extra's included with the egg (i.e. no chocolate buttons or mini eggs). However the thickness of the egg more than makes up for this, meaning that you get a very good amount of chocolate for your money. It is slightly bittersweet, but not overpoweringly so, unlike some of the higher percentage dark chocolates.
This egg definitely passed the taste test. It was also good to see that the box contained information proclaiming it to be approved by both Fairtrade and the Soil Association, meaning that you can enjoy the delicious taste without feeling like you are destroying the rainforest!
I would say that the Green and Blacks Maya Gold egg is more likely to be appreciated by adults than children, given its depth of flavour. I would recommend it in a heartbeat but be warned; it is fiendishly more-ish!